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Bats benefit Maholm
Pirates 7, Astros 3
Paul Maholm allowed two runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Entering Saturday, the Pirates offense had been all but dormant since the All-Star break, but they came alive in the fourth inning on Saturday in support of starter Paul Maholm. Maholm did plenty to aid his own cause, limiting the Astros to two runs in 6 2/3 innings.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 21, 2007
HOU
Houston (41-56)
Lost 1
Pittsburgh 7, Houston 3   PIT
Pittsburgh (41-55)
Won 1
July 21, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0   3 11 1
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 X   7 10 0
Standings thru 7/21/07  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Pirates Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Burke, RF5000024.230
Pence, CF5021002.329
Loretta, 2B4010102.309
Lee, LF5010023.295
Ensberg, 3B4110033.232
Lamb, 1B4131001.305
Bruntlett, SS4131001.315
Ausmus, C2000212.244
Rodriguez, P1000000.172
  Qualls, P0000000.000
  a-Biggio, PH1000002.249
  Albers, P0000000.222
  b-Berkman, PH1000012.260
  Borkowski, P0000000.000
Totals3631133922 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Qualls in the 7th. b-Struck out for Albers in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pence (25, Maholm).
HR: Lamb (10, 7th inning off Maholm, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pence 3; Loretta; Lee; Ensberg; Lamb 6; Bruntlett 3.
RBI: Lamb (28), Pence (45), Bruntlett (5).
2-out RBI: Pence.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ensberg; Pence 2; Loretta 2; Berkman; Lee.
S: Rodriguez.
GIDP: Bruntlett.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Ensberg (11, throw).
DP: 2 (Bruntlett-Loretta-Lamb, Ensberg-Loretta-Lamb).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kata, 3B4221010.202
Sanchez, 2B3321110.299
LaRoche, 1B4032000.246
Nady, CF-RF3001013.281
Bay, LF2002010.246
Doumit, RF4010023.298
  Chacon, P0000000.273
Paulino, C4010003.240
Wilson, SS4110002.252
Maholm, P3100020.162
  Torres, P0000000.000
  Marte, P0000000.000
  McLouth, CF0000000.231
Totals3171071811 

BATTING
2B: Kata (4, Rodriguez), Doumit (17, Borkowski).
HR: Sanchez (5, 7th inning off Albers, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kata 3; Sanchez 5; LaRoche 3; Doumit 2; Paulino; Wilson.
RBI: Nady (52), Bay 2 (60), Kata (8), LaRoche 2 (56), Sanchez (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Paulino; Doumit; Wilson.
SF: Bay 2.
GIDP: Wilson; Nady.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (LaRoche-Wilson-LaRoche).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez (L, 6-9)5.07641604.46
Qualls 1.00000103.75
Albers 1.02110015.76
Borkowski 1.01000104.20
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maholm (W, 6-12)6.28222514.57
Torres (H, 2)1.03110105.12
Marte (H, 10)0.10000101.53
Chacon 1.00001203.48

Rodriguez pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

IBB: Sanchez (by Rodriguez).
HBP: Nady (by Rodriguez).
Pitches-strikes: Rodriguez 93-60, Qualls 7-6, Albers 15-8, Borkowski 16-11, Maholm 96-60, Torres 25-17, Marte 9-7, Chacon 21-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rodriguez 2-7, Qualls 2-0, Albers 3-0, Borkowski 1-1, Maholm 9-6, Torres 2-0, Marte 0-0, Chacon 1-0.
Batters faced: Rodriguez 25, Qualls 2, Albers 4, Borkowski 4, Maholm 29, Torres 6, Marte 1, Chacon 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Qualls 1-0, Torres 2-0, Marte 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 74 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:52 (:15 delay).
Att: 32,068.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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